Safe Container: Psychological Safety
There has been and still is a lot of research activity concerning the «correct way to simulate». We know that simulation-based learning is only effective in a safe setting. Participants should feel protected from negative effects of faulty or unfamiliar equipment, from external interruptions, from fear of making mistakes and being rated by instructors. This «safe container» circumscribes the whole training.
Instructors contribute to this «safe container» by
• clarifying goals and expectations,
• upholding a «contract of fiction» with participants
• explaining logistical necessities and
• heeding participant`s needs
Consistency between the taught principles and our actions is our prerogative, and we have evaluated this during simulations with the staff from the faculty of anaesthesia during the past years. References